Elvira in Horrorland #1
Written by David Avallone
Art by Silvia Califano
Colors by Walter Pereya
Letters by Taylor Esposito
The Rundown: Elvira’s return to her own dimension is going to take a dangerous detour.
After battling it out with a creepy director in a pocket universe, Elvira finds herself trapped in another familiar setting complete with creepy house and even creepier hotel. With the remote control that could free her missing, Elvira realizes that she needs to let the plot play out in order to get what she needs.
Leaving a woman to die at the hands of a psycho gives her pause and she proceeds to change the story to save a life. Unfortunately, that change leads to some bigger, more intense ones that could make Elvira’s visit to this Hitchcock inspired world a short one.
The Story: Avallone infuses this story with all the wit, charm and goofy humor that makes this series of stories so entertaining to fans of both Elvira and the horror film genre. The dialogue is razor sharp and funny with awesome moments of breaking the fourth wall. The humor doesn’t take away from the tension of the story at all and I love the twists and turns that it makes, including the unexpected surprises. I can’t wait to see what’s next.
The Art: Califano delivers some beautifully detailed and fun art throughout the issue. The way many of the panels are composed are a perfect homage to Hitchcock and the movie itself.